Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cute kids' quotes

My son polished off a can of Sprite and said, “We need to take this to school. We are collecting cans for Thanksgiving.”

As I explained to him that they meant cans full of food, I thought about some of the other cute things he and his sisters have said. Fortunately, I wrote down a few; otherwise, I’m sad to say, I would not remember, no matter how unforgettable they seem at the time.

Here are a few of my notes:

  • Things you only hear from little boys … Scrambled eggs and sausage … My son just finished his breakfast of scrambled eggs and sausage, threw his plate away, and proudly exclaimed, “I can put my fork back in the drawer. I didn’t even use it.”
  • My daughter was singing the song “Jeremiah was a Bullfrog” at the top of her lungs. Only her version sounded like this: “If I were the king of the word, I tell you what I’d do; I’d throw away the cars and the bars and make ‘sweet tea’ with you.”
  • My son said his teacher asked him to write a letter to someone asking them a question. We asked who his teacher told him to write to. He said, “I didn’t know her, but her name was Dear Abby.”
  • After Halloween, my son observed, “The more men eat, the more hair they lose.”
“Really?” I said. “Who told you that?”

“No one,” he said. “I just noticed that most bald-headed men have fat bellies.”

  • My son has a stuffed pig that I use as a pillow while I read him a story. Tonight he said, “Mama, you are lying on the wrong side.”
“What do you mean?” I asked.

“You are lying on its ‘rare’ end.”

  • My all time favorite thing that my oldest daughter, who is now in college, said when she was three is “I smell McDonald’s French fries!” I didn’t have the heart to tell her at the time that we were driving past a dog food factory, not the golden arches. We've had a great many laughs about it since, however.
It's interesting how some expressions kids use stick. For instance, my daughter used to say "Bednight" until my neighbor told her last New Year's that it was actually "Midnight."

My son has always said, "Sweet, home, sweet," instead of "Home, sweet, home." I haven't corrected him to this day. In fact, I use it whenever we pull in the driveway after a long trip.

Can you still remember the funny things your kids have said? If so, please post, or, at least, write them down somewhere--before "Bednight" strikes, and you forget.


Angela McRae said...

My favorites were the "sweet tea" in Jeremiah was a Bullfrog (naturally), and of course "Sweet, Home, Sweet." I like that way of thinking!

Vivi said...

You didn't mention the one about you being sick the day after Jimmy Buffett.

Meredith Leigh Knight said...

LOL! I had forgotten that one. What was it he told his preschool teachers? "My mama went to see Jimmy Buffett last night, and she couldn't get out of bed this morning because she has the flu!" So, the next day they asked me if my Buffett flu was better.

Mark Williams said...

When my son was about 5 or 6, I put in a Beatles CD in the car one day. He said "I like the Beatles." I said, you do? He said yeah, I've seen a commercial on Nickelodeon for one of their CDs. I asked which song he liked, and he said "I like that one that goes (and he started singing) 'Hey, Dude.' "

Meredith Leigh Knight said...

Very cute! We were listening to the radio in the car last night, and my son said, "I like the song, Bye, Bye, Mr. American Guy."